Lady Gaga stepped onto the steps of the Capitol yesterday to sing the US National Anthem as new President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in. For the inauguration ceremony, the singer chose an outfit from Schiaparelli Couture, consisting of a navy blue cashmere fitted jacket and a voluminous red silk skirt. Black leather gloves, a massive gold brooch in the shape of a dove of peace with an olive branch in its beak, and catchy jewelry completed the look.
Daniel Roseberry, the creative director of the fashion house, was responsible for creating the outfit. In a press release, the designer said that for him, an American living in Paris, this ensemble is a love letter to a country he misses a lot and a performer whose artistry he has long admired. “The House of Schiaparelli is honored to have the opportunity to dress the iconic Lady Gaga on this historic day of inauguration. God bless Lady Gaga and God bless America,”said Roseberry.
Thus, yesterday Lady Gaga joined the galaxy of legendary artists who performed Star Banner at different times: opera singer Marian Anderson at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, jazz singer Ethel Ennis at the inauguration of Richard Nixon, opera singer Marilyn Horn and singer Santita Jackson for two Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993 and 1997, Beyoncé at the inauguration of Barack Obama, runner-up on America's Got Talent Jackie Ivanko at the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Lady Gaga wore a white Givenchy double-cashmere cape designed by the house's creative director Matthew Williams for the rehearsal. The star complemented the coat with Giuseppe Zanotti platform boots. The singer was supported at the rehearsal by her boyfriend Michael Polanski.